Yuriana and Ruben lucked out with some amazing weather on their wedding day – which is a good thing since they planned an outdoor ceremony at gorgeous Monastery Beach in Carmel, California. The ocean in this cove has blue and green hues a la more tropical locations like Hawaii, and the skies overhead had just enough clouds to add visual interest and to subtract a little harshness from the sun. After the ceremony, we did a little TTD session (Trash the Dress), which turned into a TTT session (Trash the Tuxedo) after I had the couple lay down in the sand. Luckily they were prepared for this, although I felt a little bad considering the non-tropical temperature of the ocean at our latitude :) But we got some great shots, so all is forgiven (right guys?).
The reception was nearby at Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel – mostly indoors and livened up with a DJ/Banda combo that rocked the house authentic Mexican-style all evening. I loved the upbeat, fun vibe of the party which included all the usual reception activities and then some. Yuruana and Ruben's friends and family were all very fun and super nice to Mr. Photographer guy. At sundown, I dragged these two lovebirds outside for a few more romantic shots near the gazebo and large oak trees. So beautimous.
Below are some of my favorite photos – enjoy!
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